Mary Robinette Kowal

is creating fiction, puppets, and stuff.

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I'm a writer, puppeteer, and audiobook narrator. My goal in each of these careers has been to hit the point where I could turn down the gigs I don't want to do. As funny as it is to talk about narrating books where I have to say, in earnest, "She released his love snake from its denim prison" these aren't things I really want to be doing. But this is how I make my living so... I take the gigs. (Although for those I use a pseudonym that not even my husband knows.)

There are a ton of projects that I want to do that are labors of love. Ask a Puppet. Regency dresses. Teaching. Heck. Even the things I get paid to do I'd like more time to do instead of having to pile deadlines on top of each other.

So, if you are interested in fiction, or puppets, or audiobooks, or any of the other random things I do you can help me turn down the gigs I don't want to do.

What's cool about Patreon is that it's on-going support. So if you think, "I could afford $36 to help out," then you select the $3 per month pledge and that means that the $36 gets spread out over a year. And you don't have to think about it and I know exactly how much money I have to budget for side projects.

Here are some of the things I want to do in the future:
  1. Create a puppet webisode.
  2. Run free writing workshops for early career and marginalized writers
  3. Host in-person retreats
So, can you help out?
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I want to be able to hire someone to edit the Ask a Puppet Videos. It would be nice to have someone who was good at it.
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